Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vivian Cook Backs Up Tough Talk with Legislative Action

President Roosevelt once used the the West African proverb “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” That phrase has defined Roosevelt’s political legacy. When it comes to Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (Assembly District 32), the West African … Continue reading

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Kaiser Family Foundation Publishes HIV/Aids Facts for African Americans

This past July, the Kaiser Family Foundation published their findings in regards to the HIV/Aids epidemic in African American community.  In their report they focus on the fact that: “Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that … Continue reading

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STATE SENATOR SHIRLEY HUNTLEY AND ASSEMBLY WOMAN VIVIAN COOK UNITE TO FIGHT DIABETES EPIDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST QUEENS

Senator Shirley Huntley and Assemblywoman Vivian Cook have announced that their offices have begun working with Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC (CWCOA) to provide Diabetes evidence-based healthcare services in Southeast Queens. The Huntley/ Cook /CWCOA healthcare initiative will provide … Continue reading

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Shock study: Chemotherapy can backfire, make cancer worse by triggering tumor growth

(from nydailynews.com) Scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival. ‘The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected,” said Peter Nelson, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Long … Continue reading

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Searching Google For Infant Sleep Safety Information Doesn’t Always Yield Accurate Results

Not everything on the Internet is true. A new study shows that just over half of websites from Google searches for infant sleep safety actually reflect the official recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “It is important for … Continue reading

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A Brooklyn Hospital, Low on Cash, Says It May Need a State Bailout

A small community hospital in Brooklyn is running out of cash and fears it will not be able to make its payroll or pay its vendors by September without a state bailout, the hospital’s administrators said this week. Nathan M. … Continue reading

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